Leadership in Organizational Sustainability


Effective leadership is critical to the success of the governance system and the ability of the organization to meet its objectives. Leadership has been defined as “a process whereby and individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Defining leadership as a process means that it is not a trait or characteristic of the leader. It is like a transactional event that occurs between the leader and the employees. Process implies that a leader affects and is affected by followers. It emphasizes that leadership is not a linear one-way event, but rather an interactional event. When leadership is defined in this way, it becomes available to everyone. It is not restricted to the formally-designated leader in a group!


Leadership is like management in many ways. Leadership involves influenc